2017 Giant Revolt 3
Rough roads, gravel or dirt. Just pick a route and go, you can ride anywhere with the Revolt. Purpose-built for adventure, the Revolt opens up all kinds of ride possibilities. The lightweight yet durable ALUXX SL frame features endurance-oriented geometry and plenty of room for large 700x50c diameter tires—so you get added comfort and control on unpredictable terrain. Disc brakes give you the confidence to bomb down steep and rugged terrain, and the wide ergo-shaped handlebar gives you a stable riding position. Full-length cable housing produces smooth shifting that won’t be compromised by dirt and mud, and the X-Defender downtube guard protects you and the bike from road or trail debris.
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First, Thank You to Fitchburg Cycles. It's not everyday a LBS in Wisconsin sells a bike to someone in Salem Oregon, but their service & packing quality were superb in getting me the last Large in the country of this discontinued model. Giant made a huge mistake in not continuing the Revolt line. It really does go anywhere without sacrifice. I tested it on gravel, hardpack, single track, slippery mud, & on the road (comparing the latter to my LeMond Alped-Huez road racer). It handled it ALL flawlessly. The 2 finger in-line brake levers on the top bar is a great feature. The tall seat post frame design & tire combo work wonders for your butt while sacrificing nothing on road handling & efficiency like typical hybrids that suck a bit everywhere. It doesn't have any of the usual Aluminum harsh ride. People seem to love or hate this bike with little in between, mostly due to aesthetics of the rear triangle. I personally love it. Giant should have done more to point out that isn't just a style thing though. The deep drop on the bottom avoids chain slap (no stupid sticker to protect the paint, yay), while offering more protection for the brake disc & derailleur. It has loads of clearance for larger tires/leaves & mud (although these tires went through the mud without throwing it on the bike or me =). At this price point it isn't a complaint as it's easily changed, but I wish the bottom bracket was an ISIS drive. I didn't realize anything but department store bikes came with square tapered shafts anymore. It would also be nice of Shimano to tuck the shifter cables under the bar tape like my Campagnolo gear does, but that's all the nits I could pick here. I couldn't be happier, & it behaves so nicely on the road my LeMond will be up for sale (I feel like an adulterer there because I love that bike too. Rest assured I will find someone to love it & treat as well as I have).
LOVE THE BIKE WOULD BUY ANOTHER IF I HAD THE MONEY AGAIN